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Ian Jackson

Ian Jackson is a farmer from South Canterbury where he farms a 295ha family farm. The farming enterprise is made up of a sheep flock, bull beef operation and various woodlots.

I graduated from Lincoln University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science after which I worked in agrichemical research and development work, in New Zealand and the USA.

I have been farming since 1983 during which time I have been an active member of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association. I served 3 years as National President of the Farm Forestry Association, from which I stepped down in April 2015.

I have been one of the two small scale grower representatives on the Forest Growers Levy Board for the past 8 years. I was involved in the instigation and the organisation of the levy referendum and its smooth establishment from the beginning. I was also involved in the establishment of the Forest Industries Safety Council, which I sat on for 3 years. I understand the issues and know the people involved in the industry. I am well placed to continue to represent the interests of the small scale grower.

If elected I am likely to be the only famer on the Board, as it is on farmland any expansion of the forest estate will occur. I am an integral part of the wider rural community and understand the sensitivities of trees on farmland and the impact on rural communities. Integration with trees is the key.


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Post from Dean Satchell on October 14, 2021 at 8:56AM

Ian Jackson has done nothing for the small grower over his time on the board. He got there courtesy of being NZFFA president at that time, but has never worked with NZFFA and has never represented the interests of the small forest grower.

We need capable representation.

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